Making Mismatched Glassware Work

Making Mismatched Glassware Work

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Jeanine Brennan
Feb 13, 2009

If you're like us and collect stray dinnerware and chairs from ebay, craigslist and flea markets, here's some inspiration on how to pull them together as a set. Demelza Hill, a product designer with experience working with Thorsten van Elten and Tom Dixon, made a few modifications to some second-hand glasses, and we love how she turned them into a charmingly put-together family...

When we saw this collection of different glasses that designer Demelza Hill brought together and made into a new "set", we loved what she did. In her "New Lease on Life" project, Demelza took orphaned stemware, dyed the bases the same color and frosted a simple line at a set height . Even without dying the bases, we like how a simple line at the same visual height pulls together all of the different heights and styles.

Etching patterns on glassware isn't that difficult to do, here are some instructions from Craftster.org, one of our favorite sites for hip, off-beat, crafty DIY projects (started by local Bostonian Leah Kramer).

>>>Demelza Hill's website

>>>Craftster.org

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